- All purpose flour 1 cup
- Baking powder 1 1/4 tsps • 156 kcal
- Baking soda 1/4 tsp
- Salt 1 pinch • 1 kcal
- Black pepper powder 1 pinch
- Salted butter 3 tbsps, cold
- Buttermilk 1/3 cup, at room temperature
- Cheddar Cheese 1/3 cup, roughly grated
- Flour 1 tbsp, to dust the surface
- Unsalted butter 1 tsp, melted, for glaze
This recipe of cheddar biscuits is such a welcome change to the otherwise popular sweet cookie preparations that we are mostly fond of. You will certainly love the subtle cheesy flavor in each bite of this decadent biscuit…
And, you will be surprised by the way this savory delicacy rises up on baking. The soft and fluffed up cookie is so light in your tummy that you won’t even realize how soon these cookies vanish while you are still trying to figure out the perfect storage jar for it.
My little one loves to top his cheddar biscuits with a drop of tomato ketchup, I like to dunk these in my favorite ranch dressing, and my husband enjoys these as such. Which way do you prefer to snack up on these cheesy delights?? Do share with us.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and prepare a baking tray by lightly greasing ½ teaspoon of butter or lining with an aluminum foil. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and black pepper powder. Stir the dry ingredients lightly until the mixture is well combined.
Roughly drop in the butter cubes and use fingers to rub in the butter to the flour mixture. Just roughly rub in the butter so that you get a few pea sized butter pieces along with some crumb like textured flour and butter mixture. So, it would be mostly crumbed with a few pea sized butter chunks. With very light hands mix in the buttermilk and grated cheese to the butter and flour mixture, until the entire mixture is just combined.
Now, very gently knead the dough a little until it kind of just looks like dough in consistency and holds itself together. Wrap the dough with cling film and chill it for about 5 minutes in the refrigerator. Lightly flour a clean and dry surface. Unwrap the dough and place it on the floured surface. Pat the dough lightly in to a disc of about ½ inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut even sized rounds of the dough as close as possible and place it on the lined baking tray at least ½ inch apart. Collect the remaining dough, pat it in to a disc and again cut it using a cookie cutter. Repeat until you use up all the dough to form even sized cookie rounds. Brush the top of the cookies with melted butter. Transfer the baking tray in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown in color. Serve hot and enjoy!
Instead of greasing the baking tray you may alternatively line the baking tray with a butter paper or aluminum foil.
Nutritional information (per serving): 120 Calories, 6.2g Total fat (3.9g Saturated fat, 0.3g Polyunsaturated fat, 1.6g Monounsaturated fat), 17.2mg Cholesterol, 201.9mg Sodium, 36.8mg Potassium, 12.9g Total carbohydrates (0.4g Dietary fiber, 0.5g Sugars), 3.1g Protein